Posts from the ‘“Cow”lendar aka Cow of the Month’ Category
This is our cowlender girl for june.
We found her at the waterlot the other day obviously very hungry and weak. She went from cow to cow sucking and trying to get milk. No one claimed her. It is always an agonizing decision of wether to make a bottle baby. Did mom park her here and just hadn’t come back? Has mom abandoned her? Is mom one of the first calf heifers that’s clueless? If we don’t take her home will she die? If we do take her home will she die? After letting her wander and calling cows in with no sucess, we loaded her up and took her home.
Two bottles daily for at least 45 days and then feeding her out. Yes, she will get a ration and not just grass. On only grass, bottle babies or dogies, are small and scrubby and never
thrive without mom around to teach them what and how to eat. So, now we’ll have a diary you can follow as she grows. She wouldn’t take the bottle without some encouragement, and as you can see, a little faking out until today.
Here’s a new feature: Cow of the Month
We hope you enjoy our cowlendar girls! We don’t name all of them as coming up with 100+ names is a little much.
This is #33 “Mame”, so named because when we first bought her she would nurse any calf. We named after “Auntie Mame” of movie fame. She is 4 and in her prime. She likes to be scratched along her sides.